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Grateful Dead Live at Pittsburgh Civic Arena on 1989-04-02




Set 1

Iko Iko
Little Red Rooster
Dire Wolf
It's All Over Now
We Can Run
Brown Eyed Women
Queen Jane Approximately
Tennessee Jed
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2

Shakedown Street ->
Man Smart (Woman Smarter) ->
Foolish Heart ->
Drums ->
Space ->
The Wheel ->
Dear Mr. Fantasy ->
Hey Jude ->
Around And Around ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Turn On Your Lovelight

Encore
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date April 2, 1989
Venue Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Location Pittsburgh, PA

Source Nakamichi CM300/CP4's > Marantz PMD-420, front row of OTS.
Lineage MAC > Nakamichi Dragon > Tascam CDR > EAC > WavMerge > Soundforge > CD-Wave > TLH > FLAC.
Taped by Jon Pasternak
Transferred by Andrew F


Notes

Notes:
- First notes of Queen Jane clipped due to tape-flip.
- Patch from ShnID-29734 in Space (4:28 > 5:11) covers tape-flip.
- Encore moved to end of Disc One to fit show onto two CDRs.
- Soundforge used to make fades and add patch.
- TLH used for SBE-OK, FLAC compression, and checksums.

Reviews

Reviewer: BIG_R - - April 2, 2012
Subject: 4-2-89
Thanks for posting this Jon. I'm going to listen to this tonight then I'll finish this review. I'm listening to this right now it is an excellent AUD recording. I have no subwoofer and Phil is still present! Thanks to you and all tapers Jon! I have about 2,000 soundboards but absolutely love these great AUDS. Very well played show too. IMO
Reviewer: wildcataggie - - April 30, 2011
Subject: A fine quality recording
This is indeed a fine sounding Taper Section effort. Just focus on the vocals ~ everybody comes through crisp and clear. There is very little Phil at the mike, but Jerry, Bob and Brent are like speaking to you from across the room. The show has plenty of bounce and energy - 1989 stands out for that - though there are no real peaks of brilliance for me. Just the Boys shaking off the 1988 doldrums and breaking in a new vibe that would flower beautifully into the fall. Since the vocals are so clear, you can really hear the guys on We Can Run which had debuted at the Kaiser Center a couple of months before this. They nail it this night. This is the type of audience tape and I mean tape literally that we thrived on before the digital world came to be.
Reviewer: Jon Pasternak - - April 29, 2011
Subject: What is this guy talking about?
I went back and listened to both nites I have posted here. They are some of the best taper section recordings I have ever made or heard from anyone.
Reviewer: skr213 - - June 6, 2008
Subject: Best and Worst
Overall: it's unfortunate that none of the four versions of this show are very high quality, recording-wise. This show just smokes. One of the best of this tour, if not the best.

The scene: We got into the parking lot and the vibe in the bus should have let us know what we were in store for. Me and Larry had a blow-up about nothing. The whole lot vibe was really tense. I was in the hallway by the speakers during the first set and I saw someone popping a door open to allow some people in. Bad news. Next thing you know, it gets popped open once more and more than a dozen people push through before security shows up. Next thing you know, the glass doors are being busted in and over a hunder assholes are streaming in - while I'm pinned against the wall in horror at what my brothers and sisters are doing. And the worst part is that people inside were actually cheering for this. Later I found out that Chard wound up in the hospital after a vial of liquid broke in his pocket. His parents had to come down and he missed the rest of the tour. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. What a great show musically, but what a disaster in every other respect.

The music: damn, this is a fine fine show musically. Great song selection and fantastic, energetic playing. I'm not even going to point out any highlights - it's all good.
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